Fall Protection Anchors are an important part of your overall fall protection system. Anchor points are installed on the roof and connect lanyards, lifelines, and other tie-offs in order to prevent workers from falling. Fall protection anchors can be either permanent or temporary, simple (for example, a D-ring connection) or complex (as in a complete lifeline protection system).
Here are some things to consider when deciding on the appropriate anchor.
The structure an anchor connects to will indicate a specific type of anchor. Different anchors are made to connect to different materials (steel and concrete), as well as different structure types (roofs, poles, and leading edges).
You can purchase fall protection anchors that can be permanently or that are portable when there is a temporary need. Usually, permanent anchors are constructed from durable, heavy-duty and corrosion-resistant materials that provide extended periods of use and longevity.
A fixed anchor point remains in one place and limits your work space while mobile anchors move with the worker, giving maximum freedom of movement. You should also consider the connecting subsystem you are attaching to (fall protection lanyard or lifeline).
Based on your work application (fall arrest, fall resistance, work positioning, material handling), choose an anchor that maximizes strength, minimizes weight, and provides durability.
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